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XK150 rear hubs

XK150 Rear Hubs

What is the size of the socket needed to remove the nut securing the rear wire wheel adapter to the axle on a XK-150 ? Thanks - L J Haithcock

You need a 1 5/16" socket - 1/2" drive is fine, but you might need a piece of muffler pipe as a handle extension to get enough torque! I use a 3/4" drive with a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer, and a Craftsman breaker bar (with pipe). Craftsman stands behind their stuff if it breaks (as does Snap-On) but it's more affordable. A 12-point socket is fine, though a 6-point one would be better; If you can't remove the cotter pin first, a 12-point socket will fit over the stubs and head, allowing the use of brute force for nut removal! Best of luck, and be careful removing the hub from the axle (don't remove the nut completely until the taper fit is loosened). - Larry Schear, Twin Cam, Inc.

To L.J. Haithcock, The nut on the end of the axle holding the splined hub on the axle, takes a 11/2 inch socket. Don't worry about removing the cotter pin. Put the socket on and give it a good hard sharp turn and the nut will shear the cotter pin off. - Don Sime, 150 fhc

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